Skip to Main Content
An important lichen of southeastern Montana rangelandsAuthor(s): James G. McCracken; Lynn E. Alexander; Daniel W. Uresk
Source: Journal of Range Management. 36(1): 35-37.
Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
Station: Rocky Mountain Research Station
PDF: Download Publication (150.0 KB)
DescriptionThe lichen (Parmelia chlorochroa) was most abundant in sagebrush and grassland vegetation associations, less so in the pine, and absent in riparian types. It was significantly associated with drier sites and bare ground. Lichens appear to have value in reducing erosion, as indicators of intensive grazing, and in contributing to the nutrient quality of soils.
- You may send email to firstname.lastname@example.org to request a hard copy of this publication.
- (Please specify exactly which publication you are requesting and your mailing address.)
- We recommend that you also print this page and attach it to the printout of the article, to retain the full citation information.
- This article was written and prepared by U.S. Government employees on official time, and is therefore in the public domain.
CitationMcCracken, James G.; Alexander, Lynn E.; Uresk, Daniel W. 1983. An important lichen of southeastern Montana rangelands. Journal of Range Management. 36(1): 35-37.
KeywordsParmelia chlorochroa, erosion, grazing, nutrients, soils
- Air pollution indications and growth of spruce and pine near a sulfite plant
- Lichen elemental content bioindicators for air quality in upper Midwest, USA: A model for large-scale monitoring
- Lichen elements as pollution indicators: evaluation of methods for large monitoring programmes
XML: View XML